Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Today's post isn't exactly a full room, but it is a beautiful spot in a room. If I had to guess,
it's a work space nestled in the corner of a family room. No matter where it is, I love it! Best I can tell, it's only missing a touch of blue and white.

I've pinned tons of pretty pictures like this one, but this one created by Patricia McLean Interiors is the one I keep coming back to. I have an area in my house that I'm working on now similar to this. It's in our living room. My desk isn't an antique, and I had been considering selling it. However, after being inspired by this picture, I think I've decided to keep it. I'm in the process of decorating it and making a space I will actually use for things like storing mail, paying bills, and maybe even grading papers or working on the blog. 

Here are the elements of this space I'm tucking away for the similar space in my house...

Ten Takeaways


The landscape picture over the desk is the perfect size and has just the right amount of color. The colors tie in nicely with the desk and all of the accessories. I also like the frame. It looks like layers of wood or metal. The gold finish is also really pretty.


The collection of books displayed with the decorative bookends is a pretty detail not to go unnoticed. It's the perfect spot for a small set. 


I really like the family photograph. I don't see many "people" pictures in decorating these days. I don't have any black and white photos printed and on display in my house, and I want to add one to my desk area, too.


Greenery (real or faux) is a must in any vignette. But you knew that, didn't you? :-)


The lamp is one of my favorite things on the desk. It's the perfect size. The details around the bottom and the handles on the sides give it character.


The desk itself is so gorgeous. You've probably figured out by now if you've been around Woodbank Lane for any amount of time, I prefer the old to the new. That's probably why this space had me the first time it showed up in my Pinterest suggestions. Plus, it feels like something you would see in an episode of Downton Abbey.


The notes or bills, maybe coupons, filed in the mail organizer helps keep the important things neat. And helps things from getting lost. I need this!!


The white chair and white lamp work in perfect contrast with the dark wood. No matchy-matchy decorating here.


Details make a space. Have you heard that one before? I'm inclined to agree with that statement, most of the time. Look at the bows on the back of the chair. They add a hint of femininity with that small girl-y accent.


Okay, you may laugh at his one, but even the garbage can is well-chosen. It coordinates with the white chair and lamp, and has a pretty scalloped design.

Did I forget anything? Is there anything you liked that I missed? Can't wait to get my own desk space finished up.



  1. I love this post Kathryn! I had never seen this room before and it is beautiful. I especially love that lamp--looks like it might be made of marble.I also noticed the pretty garbage can! Perfect in every way!

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! It's a popular pin of mine! Lots of repins. Is that a word? I think many people agree with us. :-)

    2. Beautiful spot. Loved your ten takeaways. I never really stop and consider why I visually think something is spot on. I need to work on adding greenery. Something simple I forget. Gorgeous inpspiration.

    3. Thank you so much. So glad you liked the post. And thanks for taking a minute to comment! Have a great weekend.

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